Call for Submission

Victoria Chapter: Fresh Start






This exhibition is open to active and signature members of the Victoria Chapter who are in good standing in both Victoria and Vancouver for the year 2022. If you have not paid your 2022 Chapter membership dues, please contact Barb Springer-Sapergia at for assistance.



Theme: “Fresh Start” Spring is here and the world comes alive with new life, hope and colour. Show us how you capture that fresh spirit in your art. This exhibition is open to your personal introspect and can be a literal or abstracted view on what subjects inspire you with the arrival of a new season.


Important: The number of pieces that may be submitted is 2. The number of pieces that a member can display for the exhibition is 2. Artists can only receive one point towards Signature Status per exhibition regardless if more than one work has been accepted as qualifying.


Venues: The 2022 Spring Show will be presented as a live gallery show at Fortune Gallery, and as an online show hosted on from June 21 to July 2, 2022. Artwork must be available from June 19 to July 2, 2022.


Media: Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen, pencil, water media and hand-pulled prints in runs of up to 200. All artworks must be two dimensional, signed and completely dry (no tacky surfaces).


Excluded Media: Photography, digital photography, digital prints, digital art, posters, pyrography, giclee, mechanical reproductions and works that rely heavily on mechanical reproductions are not permitted. Chapters are not currently able to accept sculptures.


Size: THERE IS A SIZE RESTRICTION OF 24” X 36” IN EITHER DIRECTION, NOT INCLUDING THE FRAME. Unframed works are permitted but must not exceed 24” x 36” in either direction. Works exceeding these noted sizes will be disqualified from the show. Cradled panel or canvas must be at least 1 ½”thick. Please include the framed and unframed dimensions of each artwork in your submission.


Style: All styles are permissible for this exhibition.


Subject Matter: Submitting artists are welcomed to share with us their interpretation of the theme, “Fresh Start”. To explore people, places, things, experiences, and feelings in representational or abstracted form.


Presentation: Framed and unframed artworks are accepted for this call. Edges of works on cradled wood panel or canvas must be completely void of paint, or completely covered in a complimentary colour or be a continuation of the artwork. Staples must be on the back of gallery wrapped canvases.


Works on paper must be finished to an archival standard and can either be framed or adhered to a gallery wrap canvas or cradled wood panel. No “teeth” (sawtooth) fixtures or French cleats are permitted.


All artworks must be ready-to-hang. All substrates must be wired with d-rings and plastic-coated picture wire preferred, regardless of size. Improperly wired works will incur a $20 wiring fee.


Sales: Sales made via the online exhibition through the Federation Gallery office in Vancouver are subject to a 10% negotiation on your submitted price. Please factor this in to your pricing. This does not apply for sales made directly through the Fortune Gallery.


All sales made via Fortune Gallery or online via are subject to a commission of 35%, and 65% of the sale price will be paid to the artist by cheque mailed following the show.


Funds from sales made via will be distributed to your Chapter Treasurer who will issue payment less any commission the Chapter retains. Cheques for sales made from are issued after 30 days of the date of sale to allow for our return policy.


Note: Artists are not permitted to sell their artwork outside of the gallery and online exhibitions during the exhibition dates and will receive a $100 fine collected by the Federation Office and/or month-long submission suspension, effective of the date they remove their artwork from the exhibition, if they do.



Dale Byhre, SFCA

Mary-Jean Butler, SFCA

Ed Araquel, AFCA


FCA Guidelines:

To enter this exhibition, you must be an Active or Signature member in good standing with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and the hosting Chapter for 2022. Renew your Federation Membership at, call 604-681-2740 or email Membership renewals for your Chapter must go through your Chapter directly.


Supporting members are not permitted to enter Chapter exhibitions.


Artwork that wins an award in any FCA exhibition may not be entered into any other Federation exhibition, except when the first exhibition was a Chapter exhibition and the following exhibition is a National Open Exhibition or an exhibition held at the Federation Gallery. 


If you have already successfully submitted artwork to an exhibition hosted by this Chapter, (the piece was included in some capacity, either live at a venue or in an online gallery), you cannot submit the same piece to a different exhibition hosted by the same Chapter, again.


Copyright and Standards


The following excerpt is taken from the Federation Policy Manual:

"7.1.5 While using photos as a reference for painting is a long-held accepted practice, making substantive use of stock imagery or photos taken by professional photographers is not permissible, even with their permission. Photographs by professional photographers are considered artworks in and of themselves. Reference photos must be taken by the artist themselves or provided to them by an amateur photographer with their express consent. Stock images may only be referred to for anatomical study and must be incidental to the completed artwork to be permissible".


While an artist may have paid a licensing fee or retrieved explicit written permission that places them on the right side of copyright laws, Federation Standards do not permit the use of stock photography or reference material from another artist - even with permission or paid licensing. 


Federation Standards are different than copyright laws, submitting artists must adhere to both to avoid being removed from the exhibition - if in doubt about the source material of your artwork - do not submit it.


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Please watch the tutorial video here if you need assistance with your digital upload. Do not leave submitting until the last minute. We recommend submitting as early as possible, artists submitting at the last minute will not be able to receive the assistance they need. All entry fees are non-refundable.


You cannot edit or add to your number of entries once you have started your submission.


Chapter Show Submissions are subject to the general Federation of Canadian Artists Submission Requirements, found in the policy manual.

Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$15.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Item 2: CAN$15.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (May 21 2022 11:59 pm PDT)
You cannot currently make an online submission.